Category Archives: Zoning Preservation & Development Committee

NEWS: New Draft Signage Regulations

The D.C. Government has released proposed, consolidated regulations on signage in the District.  Below is the public notice that ANC Commissioners received:

On Friday, August 17, the District of Columbia released the proposed rules for the display or posting of a wide range of outdoor signs in the District.  The publication of the newly re-organized and simplified draft regulations is the result of an extensive multi-agency effort, initiated by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, to simplify and provide greater clarity to the existing complex and arcane sign rules.  Mayor Vincent C. Gray stated that “It is anticipated that all stakeholders, whether in private industry or the general public, will benefit from these new simplified regulations.”

The proposed regulations consolidate all of the District’s rules pertaining to outdoor signage in one section of the District’s Municipal Regulations.  The regulations also state the rules for posting and, if necessary, obtaining a permit to post signs.  Title 13 of the DC Municipal Regulations (DCMR), where the new regulations will be located, is organized so that rules that address specific types of outdoor signage are grouped in the same chapter.  For example, regulations regarding signs on public space are in their own chapter, separate from the chapter for signs on private property.  Finally, for each type of sign requiring a permit it is clearly indicated which agencies will be involved in the submission, review, approval and permit issuance process as well as which agency will be responsible for enforcement of the regulations.

The draft regulations can be found on the DC Register’s website and will be available for public comment for the next 60 days.

Comments may be submitted in writing to Alice Kelly, Manager, Policy Branch, Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration, District Department of Transportation, 55 M Street, S.E., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20003 or emailed to

For additional information please contact Alice Kelly at (202) 671-2252 or

NEWS: ANC 2B requests Historic Preservation Review Board take steps to respect the “great weight” of ANCs

At the request of the Commission, ANC 2B Chair Will Stephens sent a letter to the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) requesting that the board and its agency staff take concrete steps to better respect the “great weight” of ANCs.  The letter is available here.

NEWS: ZPD Committee Meeting

The Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s Zoning, Preservation and Development Committee will be meeting Wednesday, April 4th at 7 PM at the Resource Center (9 Dupont Circle).

Agenda items include:

— Public space rules and regulations
— Up date on Dupont Underground
— Keegan Theater proposed modifications

NEWS: ZPD Committee Meeting Update

Tonight’s (3/6/12) Dupont ANC’s Zoning, Preservation and Development (ZPD) Committee meeting will focus on plans to revamp, revise and
modernize the ANC Resource Center.

The discussion of DDOT public space administration will take place at next month’s ZPD Committee meeting on April 3rd.

NEWS: ANC 2B Selects 2012 Officers & Committee Chairs

At the ANC’s January 2012 public meeting, we selected our 2012 officers and committee chairs.  Please see below for an up-to-date list of officers, committee chairs, commissioners, and staff (including contact information):

2B01 – Mike Feldstein, Vice Chair
Phone: 202-462-0647
Chair of Zoning, Preservation & Development Committee
Chair of Community Involvement Committee

2B02 – Kevin O’Connor
Phone: 202-709-5382

2B03 – Bob Meehan
Phone: 202-234-5151

2B04 – Jack Jacobson
Phone: 202-251-7644

2B05 – Victor Wexler
Phone: 202-745-0054

2B06 – Mike Silverstein, Treasurer
Phone: 202-833-4440

2B07 – Phil Carney, Secretary
Phone: 202-462-2776

2B08 – Will Stephens, Chair
Phone: 202-527-9522

2B09 – Ramon Estrada
Phone: 202-412-9434
Chair of ABRA Policy Committee

Tony Lowry, Executive Director

Freddie Blicher, Web & IT Consultant

This information is also available on our “About Us” page under “Commissioners & Staff”:

We look forward to serving the neighborhood together!